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Bookshare introduces new products for disabled readers
February 11, 2013 | 10:00 am

BookshareBookshare has developed two new digital products to help those with disabilities. Bookshare’s Web Reader and Bookshelf were announced at the Assistive Technology Industry Association conference, held January 30 through February 2 in Orlando, Fla. The products were created to help those with impairments such as learning disabilities, physical disabilities or low vision. The Web Reader will allow Bookshare members to open books, including NIMAC textbooks, in a browser without the need of any downloads or separate software. The Web Reader is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer 9 and above. Web Reader allows individuals to adjust font size, colors and display format....

Start-to-Finish Accessible Book Collection Opens the World ofClassic Literature to Special Education Classrooms
December 13, 2011 | 10:47 pm

Start-to-Finish Classroom Collection includes 10 retold classicsFrom the press release: Don Johnston Incorporated, educational publisher specializing in assistive technology and literacy programs for students with special needs, just released a new package of Start-to-Finish accessible computer books and teaching materials for special education classrooms. The collection includes ten computer “chapter” books on CD—one for each month of the school year. The books are designed to provide an engaging multi-sensory (visual and audio) reading experience for students who read below grade level due to learning or reading disabilities, such as dyslexia, autism, traumatic brain injury or for those with physical challenges that impede their ability to hold a book. The...

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